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Part Time Distance Learning Specialist Position at the National Building Museum

November 15th 2017

Dear colleague, Please help me share the announcement that the National Building Museum is seeking a Distance Learning Specialist.  Interested and qualified applicants should send cover letter and resume (Attn: Distance Learning Specialist) to [email protected] *by Thursday, December 7.* Thank you,  --Caitlin MillerSchool Programs [email protected]  |  202.272.2448 ext. 3404*National Building Museum*  |  401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001  |  www.nbm.or ...Continue Reading

RE: Attractive, affordable, reusable outdoor signage ideas?

November 15th 2017

Re: RE: Attractive, affordable, reusable outdoor signage ideas? Hi there, We are also a mainly outdoor museum who struggles with outdoor signage especially with our annual events! What we have done is mostly chalkboard sandwich board sign, or a heavy laminated cardstock paper (which eats in to our expenses). We had invested in outdoor signage holder that can withstand some rain but moisture still destroys them. Right now, we have move to banners and corrugated a frame sign with limited date and time so we can reu ...Continue Reading

Advisory Committees and Community Voice in Interpretation - WMA Proposal

November 14th 2017

Greetings from Tacoma Art Museum!  I am looking for western regional colleagues to co-present at the Western Museum Association conference around community voice and interpretation.   Has your museum done work towards incorporating community voice in interpretation?  Whether through labels, visitor response activities, or additional interpretive resources – I’m interested in talking about the challenges, successes, and lessons learned.  The session could include: low-impact projects that could be b ...Continue Reading

Re: Pre-school Programs and Museum Manners

November 13th 2017

Are there stations to visit or are the tours self-guided and what are the learning goals?  I am also unclear if this is a family program or a program for preschools with their teachers. We do a free Open House program for Week of the Young Child - we had 273 people in 2 hours, and I think we are a much smaller museum square footage-wise.  Our program is heavily staffed with interactive stations in the galleries and workshop areas outside the gallery.    Education staff works with our partner presch ...Continue Reading

Pre-school Programs and Museum Manners

November 13th 2017

Hello All: The Dayton Art Institute holds a pre-school program every year.  We normally see between 200-350 people visit the museum during this 3 hour program.  It is fabulous to welcome families at the museum that haven’t visited before, but it also presents a challenge for our security, curatorial and educational staff.  Many of our guests during this event are young, so there are strollers and sippy cups to contend with, as well as parents bringing large family groups through the galleries. We do di ...Continue Reading

Tax Reform Could Hurt US Museums * Berserk Berkshire Battles * Restoration Will Blow Your Mind * Scottish Witch's Face Reconstructed * Museum Visitors Behaving Badly * Silly Male Mammoths * Van Gogh's Grasshopper & Misleading Exhibit Titles

November 13th 2017

Tax Reform Could Hurt US Museums * Berserk Berkshire Battles * Restoration Will Blow Your Mind * Scottish Witch's Face Reconstructed * Museum Visitors Behaving Badly * Silly Male Mammoths * Van Gogh's Grasshopper & Misleading Exhibit Titles Welcome back to GLOBAL MUSEUM, your award-winning & free online compendium, read weekly since 1998 by 8,000+ readers in more than 201 countries.http://www.globalmuseum.org**  How the GOP’s Tax Reform Could Hurt Art InstitutionsMuseums, non-profits, private collectio ...Continue Reading

Special Projects Educator position at MASS MoCA

November 13th 2017

Special Projects Educator position at MASS MoCA Please see below about a position available in the Education Department at MASS MoCA.Thank you,Amanda TobinK-12 Education ManagerMASS [email protected] Projects Educatorf/t w/benefits MASS MoCA is seeking an experienced, energetic, detailed-oriented museum educator to join its collaborative working environment. The Special Projects Educator will work with the Director of Education + Curator of Kidspace to primarily support the coordination of special gr ...Continue Reading

November Peer to Peer: Nailing It...and Failing It

November 10th 2017

November Peer to Peer: Nailing It...and Failing It NAEA Museum Education Division is kicking the 2017-18 Peer to Peer (P2P) Webinar series next week!*Nailing It...and Failing It*Wednesday, November 15 (10-11 PST / 12-1 CST / 1-2 EST)Gallery teaching is filled with the unexpected. Visitors can react to objects in different ways than anticipated. Simple activities prove to be more difficult and time consuming. New programs have unforeseen challenges. Experimental projects are essential for strengthening o ...Continue Reading

Collections Assistant position at the Molly Brown House Museum

November 7th 2017

*PART-TIME COLLECTION ASSISTANT* *Hours: 15-20 hours per week* *Hourly Rate: $11/hour* * * *Position Summary and Responsibilities:  *The Collection Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be focused on care and maintenance of the collections and the historic house using proper handling and collection care techniques. The Assistant will clean exhibition spaces on a weekly basis, monitor the house for any changes, monitor the museum environment on a monthly basis through the use of Hobo Dataloggers and light ...Continue Reading

RE: Equipment and materials for new studio spaces

November 7th 2017

Here’s a great resource for planning : https://www.spaceforlearning.org.uk/ “This website is for all those who plan, design, fund, manage, resource, programme and develop learning spaces within museums, galleries and built and natural heritage sites.” Katja Canini Education Officer   l   Éducatrice Education and Public Programs   l   Éducation et programmes publics National Gallery of Canada   l   Musée des beaux-arts du Canada 6 ...Continue Reading

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